[rescue] Mozilla Firefox
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Apr 26 11:08:32 CDT 2004
Sun, 25 Apr 2004 @ 15:48 -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke said:
> On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > memory leaks in the past.
> > There were certain versions of Netscape back in the day that would leak
> Gah. I wonder if we'd just be better off with a pure-Java browser. If
> it used AWT instead of Swing, it'd probably be -faster- than Mozilla.
I doubt that. Not all of Mozilla is written in the XUL stuff.
What I can't figure out is why such serious problems exist with little
noise about them.
You almost never hear people discuss the resource requirements of the
software, or problems like memory leaks.
> And, at least we know Java's GC works.
Do we? If it works, then it must be improperly written code in the
libraries that seems to make Java programs leak/eat memory.
I wish something like NeXT had taken off instead of most of what we have
shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["Tara is grass, and behold how Troy lieth
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